Certified Energy Manager

The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) certification is the most recognized designation in energy management providing a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your occupation. CIET is the exclusive authorized training provider of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the delivery in Canada of the Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) training and certification program.

This in-depth five-day training is ideal for professionals who see a detailed program of instruction covering the technical, economic and regulatory aspects of effective energy management. More than 13,000 professionals in more than 35 countries are now certified CEM®. The training offers a comprehensive learning and problem-solving forum for those who want a broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques strategies, and who want to achieve the CEM® designation as recognition of their expertise. On the afternoon of day five, the Certified Energy Manager examination will be administered to participants.


At the end of the course, attendees should be able to discuss and evaluate:

- Energy supplies, uses, and management in commercial and institutional buildings and industries.
- How energy can be used more efficiently in commercial and institutional buildings and industries.
- Relationships between energy and the environment in buildings, as well as basic design concepts involved with construction of green buildings and facilities.
- Different energy-using systems and equipment for buildings and manufacturing plants.

Target audience

- Energy management professionals
- Project engineers
- Energy managers from the industrial, building and public services sectors
- Service providers who wish to obtain the CEM® certification.

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Certified Measurement and Verification Professional

The Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP ®) is the most recognized designation in measurement and verification providing a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your occupation.

CIET is the exclusive authorized training provider of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the delivery in Canada of the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) training and certification program.

The Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO®), in partnership with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), set up the CMVP certification. The CMVP training covers all methods applied for the M&V of Energy Efficiency (EE) projects and includes, namely, the 2014 version of the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP®).


- To raise the professional standards of those engaged in measurement and verification
- To improve the practice of measurement and verification by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education program of professional development for measurement and verification professionals
- To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of measurement and verification through completing the certification and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct
- To award special recognition to those professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in measurement and verification

Target audience

- Building or industry owners who wish to measure the energy savings generated by their projects.
- Building or industry owners who wish to partner with ESCOs to implement Energy Efficiency (EE) projects.
- Employees responsible for EE program evaluation and operation.
- Engineering firms or professional firms specialized in energy efficiency.
- ESCO employees required to conduct energy audits, prepare Measurement and Verification (M&V) plans or monitor project savings.

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Certified Energy Auditor

The Certified Energy Auditor (CEATM) certification targets professionals with the knowledge and experience required to succeed in the growing field of energy auditing. This three-day training is designed to expand participant knowledge in energy auditing as well as serve as a preparatory vehicle for the examination required to achieve AEE's CEATM credential. It provides the fundamental knowledge needed to evaluate how energy is being used in a facility and identify where consumption can be reduced. Additionally, it covers useful calculation methods and practical examples. The examination is administered on the morning of the 4th day.


- To raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy auditing.
- To provide structure to the practice of energy auditing in light of ASHRAE definitions for audits ranging from preliminary to investment grade.
- To provide the recognized CEA™ credential to professionals who demonstrate their knowledge of the principles and practices of energy auditing through the certification examination and who have appropriate related experience.

Target audience

Professionals supervising and managing facility energy audits and energy management programs, including:

- Energy engineers and consultants
- Current energy auditors seeking certification
- New energy auditors
- Plant and facility engineers
- Energy managers
- ESCO professionals
- Energy performance contracting professionals
- Organizations considering energy projects
- Instructors teaching energy analysis

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Certified Building Commissioning Professional

In addition to providing preparation for AEE's Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) certification program, this five-day course is designed to meet the training needs of those who need to know the technical details of the commissioning process. This comprehensive course goes into considerable technical detail on the fundamental principles of both new building commissioning and existing building commissioning (also called re-commissioning or retro-commissioning).

Commissioning is the process of ensuring that building systems are designed, installed, functionally tested, and capable of being operated and maintained according to the owner's operational needs. Commissioning also can restore existing buildings to high productivity through renovation, upgrade and tune-up of existing systems. This program examines all aspects of building commissioning. Dozens of case studies from successfully completed projects are presented, including hospitals, data centers, airports, university campuses, school districts, commercial buildings, district heating and cooling, and research facilities taken from the instructors’ more than 40 years of combined experience in commissioning. Participants are encouraged to produce real-world examples from their own personal experience to share with the class.

The CBCP exam will be administered at the close of instruction on day five of each course to those who have qualified in advance to sit for the exam by submitting a completed CBCP application and fee.

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Certified Professional in Energy Performance Contracting

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) offers the Certified Professional in Energy Performance Contracting (CPE) certification which consists of a total of six modules. It constitutes the base knowledge that is required to develop and operate an ESCO and is divided into a Core and a Technical curricula. Individuals that successfully complete all modules and exams receive the CPE certification delivered by CIET in collaboration with the energy efficiency consulting firm Econoler.

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Building Operator Certification

The Building Operator Certification (BOC®) program is an eight-module, nine-day competency - based training and certification program, offering facilities personnel the improved job skills and knowledge to transform workplaces to be more comfortable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

The program consists of eight courses delivered in a total of nine days of training.

Each course consists of highly interactive and hands-on classroom training facilitated by very knowledgeable and experienced building professionals, project assignments to be completed at the participant’s facility, and an in-class exam administered at the end of each day of training.

Building operators are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and operation of large buildings with complex heating, mechanical and electrical systems – and these offer many opportunities for big energy savings. You and your company can do a lot to make sure that your buildings are operated in the most energy-efficient way possible – increasing tenant comfort, saving money and reducing your environmental footprint.

As a building operator, you can help optimize the operations of your building to be more efficient. With the saveONenergy BUILDING OPERATOR TRAINING INCENTIVE we will give you the tools you need to improve your building’s operations, or help you choose new equipment that will deliver savings, comfort and productivity for your tenants.

Participants must meet certain education and experience requirements to qualify for the BUILDING OPERATOR TRAINING INCENTIVE. You are eligible for this incentive if you are currently employed or contracted full-time as a building operator with a minimum of ONE of the following:

- two years’ experience performing building operation and maintenance procedures in commercial, institutional or multi-family building facilities with a minimum size of 50,000 square feet; OR
- one year of experience performing building operation and maintenance procedures in commercial, institutional or multi-family facilities with a minimum size of 50,000 square feet and a post-secondary level education in a facilities operations and maintenance-related program; OR
- two years’ experience in energy management of commercial, institutional or multi-family facilities with a minimum size of 50,000 square feet.

Topics Covered:

- BOC 1001 – Energy Efficiency Operation of Building HVAC Systems
- BOC 1002 – Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
- BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
- BOC 1004 – HVAC Controls Fundamental
- BOC 1005 – Indoor Environmental Quality
- BOC 1006 – Common Opportunities for Low-cost Operational Improvements
- BOC 1007 – Facility Electrical Systems
- BOC 1008 – Operation & Maintenance Practices for Sustainable Buildings

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Certified in the Use of RETScreen

The RETScreen® Clean Energy Project Analysis Software is a unique decision support tool recognized internationally and boasting over 323,000 professional users worldwide. The software is free of charge and can be used to evaluate:

- Clean energy options
- Energy efficiency projects
- The costs and benefits associated with energy management projects
- GHG Emission reductions
- Financial viability
- The risks for various types of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.

This three-day course will enhance your current knowledge of RETScreen® by developing a more in-depth understanding of the tools and techniques employed in the assessment of energy management and clean energy projects, and with the successful completion of the certification examination delivered in the afternoon of the third day, provide you with a newly established professional credential, the CRU (Certified in the Use of RETScreen®). The CRU provides an added value which is priceless in professional consultancy.

Participants will develop their skills in the analysis of all types of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, including combined heat and power, solar water heating and power production from photovoltaic panels. Further, they will develop a sound understanding of the various analysis functions provided by the software, such as financial and GHG emission analyses as well as the evaluation of the technical and financial risks involved in energy efficiency projects.


Upon training completion, participants will be able to:

- Assess the potential for energy savings associated with any energy efficiency project at the pre-feasibility study stage
- Analyze energy costs and savings, GHG reductions, financing options, and the risk sensitivity of energy efficiency projects using RETScreen®
- Apply the various integral tools offered by RETScreen®, such as product databases and estimates of equipment efficiency and costs
- Apply RETScreen® in the assessment of green energy project opportunities

Participants earn 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEU) which will be registered with the Engineering Institute of Canada.

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Introduction to Measurement and Verification (M&V)

The IPMVP® is the energy savings verification protocol most commonly used in the world. Many individuals, such as institution owners and leaders, energy managers and ESCO services suppliers, need to develop a general understanding of the methods used to conduct measurement and verification (M&V), though they do not have to possess in-depth expertise as needed by certified CMVP® professionals.

This one-day training, offered in collaboration with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO®), will present the principal M&V and IPMVP concepts, by underlining the central purpose served by M&V, summarizing the possible usages of M&V methods and stressing the need to conduct M&V calculations based on each project’s specific characteristics. This training is intended for managers and staff responsible for finance and regulations, as well as technicians who need to have a basic understanding of the roles played by M&V in supporting investment in energy efficiency.


- Understand the basic concepts about how to carry out M&V activities to measure and verify energy efficiency projects.
- Learn about the contents of an M&V plan.
- Develop an understanding about the practical side of implementing an M&V plan.
- Identify the accuracy limits of M&V activities.

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Efficient Lighting

This one-day training program will cover the fundamental principles of energy efficiency in lighting. Participants will learn about the principles of efficient lighting, including evaluating the levels, quality and maintenance of lighting. The training program will also present lighting technologies and lighting control technologies, common energy efficiency measures, options for making improvements and upgrades, as well as strategies for lighting management.

To follow this training session, the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation is not required, but strongly recommended.


Upon completion of the training program, participants will be able to:

- Discuss the concepts and characteristics of energy-efficient lighting design;
- Employ good practices to ensure effective lighting maintenance;
- Identify typical opportunities for saving lighting energy;
- Perform calculations of lighting energy savings and analyze the interactions;
- Consult examples of calculations of lighting energy presented in this training program.

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Motors, Variable Speed Drives and Energy Efficiency

This introductory course on motors and variable speed drives will give participants a better understanding of motors and the theory behind how they work. Applicable standards regarding motor efficiency will be discussed, in addition to best repair practices. The key features of each motor type will be analyzed to allow for optimal use, since choosing the right motor from the start will greatly improve energy performance. Also covered will be the situations in which variable speed drives (VSDs) are required, their uses and the major control principles. Decision support for motor maintenance and repair will also be addressed. Case studies will be presented, both in terms of new motors and tune-ups.

To follow this training session, the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation is not required, but strongly recommended.


- Learn about the standards in force
- Learn to identify the different types of electric motors
- Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the different motor types
- Learn how to select the right motor for the application
- Learn how to install, configure and optimize variable speed drives
- Learn about application and innovation in terms of energy efficiency for motors
- Learn to weigh the various options when a motor needs repair
- Develop reflexes for improving the energy performance of motors

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Energy Efficiency for Managers

This one-day course allows business leaders to understand the latest energy cost reduction strategies and techniques. It highlights the fundamentals required to implement an energy management program in the workplace.

This course emphasizes the importance of energy management by covering applicable codes and standards. It deals with energy consumption, energy efficiency, rate structures as well as reconciliation of savings. Furthermore, it analyzes potential investment opportunities, explores an innovative type of financing and helps establish the life-cycle cost of equipment.


- Introduce decision makers to energy efficiency
- Present the overall energy efficiency process
- Implement energy efficiency measures in the daily operations of a business
- Develop good practices
- Create an interest in learning more about the topic
- Design a sustainable energy efficiency action plan

Key Concepts

- Energy management, codes and standards
- Power purchasing
- Energy analyses
- Analytical instruments
- Motors
- Heat recovery
- Cogeneration
- Green and sustainable buildings
- Control systems
- Measurement and Verification (M&V)
- Monitoring and targeting
- Action plans
- Maintenance and commissioning
- Financing
- RETScreen®

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Energy Monitoring, Targeting and Reporting (MT&R)

This training on Energy monitoring, targeting and Reporting (MT&R) introduces trainees to an effective technique for energy consumption analysis and management. This technique involves continuous energy monitoring of the key factors related to consumption, such as climate data and activity indicators. This training will enable participants to gain an in-depth knowledge about the methods so that they can develop a basis for integrating energy efficiency into the management structure of organizations in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors.

Monitoring and targeting is used to:

- Analyze the energy performance track records of operations and facilities;
- Establish energy consumption reduction targets;
- Control current energy performance; and
- Plan the budget for energy consumption.


- Understand the characteristics of energy consumption and explain the increase and decrease in energy consumption;
- Observe the impact that changes made to energy systems or operational methods have on energy consumption;
- Identify energy efficiency measures related to systems operation;
- Develop performance targets and monitor the progress in achieving them; and
- Determine energy savings generated by the measures implemented.

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International Energy Efficiency Financing Protocol (IEEFP)

The EVO has developed the IEEFP to provide guidelines to local financial institutions around the world on how to evaluate and finance energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) projects. The IEEFP’s objective is to enable local financial institutions and stakeholders around the world to better understand how EE projects generate savings from consumers’ existing operation expenses, as well as how these savings constitute a new source of cash flow and increase consumers’ credit limit to repay their loans borrowed for EE projects. Central to the IEEFP is the need to measure and verify energy savings achieved by energy efficiency projects so as to ensure the sustainability of energy cost reduced and of the cash flow available to repay the local financial institutions.

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ISO 50001 Standard Implementation

This highly interactive two-day training uses the ISO 50001 standard as a model to help the attending organizations implement a structured, adapted and effective EMS. Whether your organization wants to become ISO 50001 certified or not, the guidelines provided by the standard and covered during the course will be highly valuable in helping construct a sound and robust EMS.

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Advanced Course on Building Recommissioning

This 4-day advanced course on recommissioning (RCx) covers all the stages of the recommissioning process: planning, investigation, implementation, hand-over and monitoring. These stages are presented in detail to allow trainees to develop a coherent understanding of the entire process and reap all the anticipated benefits. The fundamental principles regarding the mechanical systems in buildings are discussed and the good practices for testing and verification are examined to help trainees develop an in-depth understanding of the investigation stage.

To share insight on how to maintain the benefits of the RCx process throughout the life cycle of buildings, the course not only teaches building operating staff on the persistence strategies to be implemented, but also highlights the kinds of appropriate intervention in energy monitoring that can be carried out by third-party providers of RCx services.

This CanmetENERGY (Natural Resources Canada) advanced course on recommissioning (RCx) has trained 75 professionals in Quebec Province. At the completion of the course, trainees may choose to take a competency examination. The course and the examination are both recognized by the Bureau de l’efficacité et de l’innovation énergétiques as part of the process of certifying recommissioning agents for mechanical systems in buildings.

Target Audience

Targeted clients include experienced technical staff, such as:

- Building recommissionning (RCx) service providers
- Building operating staff
- Energy managers
- General engineering professionals with experience in HVAC systems and commercial and institutional buildings operation.

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Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (CAC)

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) now offers the Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems training from the Compressed Air Challenge® (CAC). During this 1-day course, you will learn how to calculate and reduce the costs of compressed air in your facility and how to gain better control of compressed air for optimum reliability and productivity. You’ll use data from your facility and complete hands-on exercises with emphasis on bottom-line results. Furthermore, you will know how to focus on getting results when you return to your plant.

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Advanced Measurement and Verification

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET)offers an advanced measurement and verification training program for CMVPs who want to learn more about M&V. This 2-day program covers several statistical tools as well as various examples and case studies as well as development of an M&V plan. This course is designed for an in-depth understanding of the concepts covered in the basic course leading to the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) accreditation. The course also features concrete examples and case studies.

The CMVP certification is not a prerequisite to the course, but is strongly recommended.

Target Audience

- Building/industry owners who wish to measure their projects’ energy savings
- Building/industry owners who wish to partner with ESCOs to implement energy efficiency (EE) projects
- Employees responsible for EE program evaluation and operation
- Engineering/professional firms specialized in energy efficiency
- ESCO employees required toprepare M&V plans

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